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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does computer repair cost?

The cost to fix your computer or laptop will depend on the extent of the repair and the labor rates in your area. For example, a repair service may charge $100 to fix virus or malware issues or $320 to fix a cracked or damaged screen. On average, computer repair technicians charge $60/hour for their services. However, hourly rates can range from $45-$90

To find out exactly how much it will cost to fix your desktop, laptop, Apple or PC computer, request cost estimates from computer repair specialists near you.

How much does computer repair cost per hour?

It costs an average of $60 per hour for computer repair. Hourly rates range from $45-$50 on the low end and $85-$90 on the high end.

Get free cost estimates from computer repair specialists near you so you’ll know exactly how much you should expect to pay.

Who can fix my computer?

If your computer needs repairs, hire a technician who has experience with your computer’s model and brand. Ideally, the pro you choose should have certifications, training and/or a degree in a related field. 

Look for top-rated, qualified computer repair services in your area on Thumbtack.

Should I repair or replace my computer?

To determine if you should replace or repair your computer, consider the following:

  • Has your warranty expired?
  • Is your computer old and out of date?
  • Is the cost to fix your computer 50% or more of the cost of replacing it?
  • Before it broke, was your computer working slowly and inefficiently?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s probably time to replace your computer. When in doubt, consult a technician for their expert opinion.

Is it worth fixing a computer?

It depends. If the damage is severe, you might be better off buying a new computer than spending hundreds (or thousands) of dollars on repairs. Always get price quotes from a few computer repair services near you, and compare those estimates to desktop and laptop prices. If it's cheaper to fix your computer,  consider doing so. But if it's cheaper to buy a new device, that's probably your best option.

What should I do before sending a computer in for repairs?

Before you send your computer to a technician to fix it, take the following precautions:

  • Make sure you hire a reputable, top-rated professional to handle the repairs. Look at past photos of work they’ve completed and read their customer reviews on Thumbtack.
  • Back-up your data. To ensure you don’t lose the data on your computer, back-up your files to an external hard drive. 
  • Ensure you have access to important information. If you need to access certain files or information from your computer, make sure you can access that information through a cloud storage system or external drive. 
  • Erase sensitive information. If you have files (documents, photos, etc.) that contain sensitive information about your finances, accounts, passwords, etc., delete them before you bring your computer to a repair shop. 
  • Log out of your accounts. Make sure you’re logged out of your bank, social media and other accounts.

Is it cheaper to replace a hard drive or buy a new computer?

Buying a new hard drive is almost always cheaper than buying a new computer. If you suspect you need to upgrade or replace your hard drive, ask a computer technician to diagnose your device (and request a cost estimate if the culprit is indeed the hard drive).

How many years does a laptop last?

Depending on its quality, age, condition and maintenance, a laptop may last only a few years or up to seven years. Of course, your laptop may last longer or shorter depending on how well you take care of it. If you think your laptop needs repairs, don’t procrastinate — hire a technician to look at it before the damage becomes irreparable.

Is it worth replacing the motherboard on a laptop?

If your laptop’s motherboard was damaged by physical impact, liquid, heat or electrical damage, you may need to replace it or buy a new computer. You should consult computer repair experts near you to determine if replacing your laptop’s motherboard is worth the cost. Compare the price quotes you receive with new laptop prices, and decide which option is the most cost-effective.

Reviews for Dallas computer technicians
Thumbtack Customer
Jae was very professional when I called - I interviewed with one other computer repair firm recommended via Thumbtack. She met me between my house & the 2TheResQ office and kept the timeline of returning my computer, repaired, within hours.
2 The ResQ2 The ResQ
Thumbtack Customer
Laptop security software and short on memory problems. More memory installed and computer updated. Am very pleased with Norman's work. Will use him again in all our computer repairs.
NRL EnterprisesNRL Enterprises
Thumbtack Customer
I was having internet connection issues and Jeremy was able to get my computer up and running again. Very knowledgeable, professional and friendly; I finally have a go-to tech guy for computer repairs.
Teach Me Technology, LLCTeach Me Technology, LLC
Rashunda S.
Mr. Stein did an excellent job repairing my computer. It runs just like brand new. I recommend his services to anyone in search of a computer technician. He is very reasonable with his prices and does excellent work! Thank you so much Mr. Stein!
Stein SolutionsStein Solutions
Regan H.
If I ever have a computer issue again, Norman is my guy! He was extremely helpful and accommodating. I have a 13" Dell Touchscreen Laptop and the screen was shattered in the corner. He quoted me an extremely reasonable price and had my computer repaired within a couple of days as promised. Thank you again!
NRL EnterprisesNRL Enterprises
Thumbtack Customer
John repaired my desktop in a timely manner (had it back the next day), his rates were affordable and clear (detailed the cost for me), and answered all of my questions. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing repair work done on their computer.
John Williams JrJohn Williams Jr
Lon T.
There is not one thing I would change about Jon’s performance. As someone who knows little about computers I never felt stupid. He was so professional with the perfect blend of showing that I was working with a person. Just like having a conversation with a friend. I waited until I had a chance to work on the repaired/updated computer before I wrote this review. I now have Jon’s information in my contacts. He is my go-to computer guy from now on. - Remote Computer Repair - Remote Computer Repair Experts
Thumbtack Customer
Mr Stein is without a doubt the best computer expert with regards to understanding and repairing you desktop or laptop computer that I have encountered. He listens well and educates you while remedying your problem. I heartily recommend him and if you were like me and had an infected new computer...he's your man. The man is honest,reasonable and doesn't renege on his estimates. He will work on your problem and not be satisfied until it's totally resolved. Stop searching. You found an expert.
Stein SolutionsStein Solutions
Jennifer H.
Norman was able to diagnose and remedy my computer issues. It did take a few days longer than he first thought but he called to let me know that. He met me at a convenient location to pick up the laptop so I didn't have to make the drive to Addison. So glad to get my computer repaired and running well for a fair price.
NRL EnterprisesNRL Enterprises
Thumbtack Customer
My computer is very old and I was afraid it might not be repairable. Norman was, of course knowledgeable, but not all techs can adjust so easily to the customer's level of knowledge. I felt very comfortable asking questions and he made sure I understood everything he told me - that's a great service. I highly recommend him, and I will call on him again.
NRL EnterprisesNRL Enterprises
Luis P.
My computer went into the infamous automatic repair loop and I tried everything the Internet had. Eventually I gave up and looked for help. I chose Norman not because of his outstanding reviews and professionalism compared to the other computer pros but because he had a reasonable price. $75 initial charge, was the price he gave me and I didn’t think it would need to change. Once I met him he came across as a hustler rather than a expert so I was very skeptical about giving him my machine but I was anxious to get it up and running. Two days passed and he said my OS became corrupted and it’ll take a little longer than expected and that the price jumped from $75 to $150. Honestly I was upset about the price, why you may ask? Because for that same price of $150 other more professional people were charging for the whole repair not a “initial charge” but for the whole thing. I put my feeling aside and just told him ok. 8 days it took him to fix it, and i was eager to get it back. He told me to come to his “shop” and to my suspicion the shop wasn’t a shop, and my theory of him being a hustler rather than a professional came true. Anyways he did as he promised. My PC is fixed and running as usual and he managed to recover everything in my main drive ( sadly my other two drives became dead as he said ). I can not recommend Norman nor can I discourage people from calling him up for this very reason. I have no problem with people trying to hustle and make a living, I do however have a problem with hustlers charging expert level prices. I wouldn’t of had a problem with the price if he would of shown a more professional character because at the end of the day, if I’m giving you my PC to fix i am trusting you with my work and personal data, I’m sure anybody can understand.
NRL EnterprisesNRL Enterprises
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